The Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina sentences Radomir Vukovic to 31 years' imprisonment for assisting in genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995 and acquits Zoran Tomic of all the charges.
In its closing arguments at the retrial of Radomir Vukovic and Zoranu Tomic, charged with genocide in Srebrenica, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina requested that the defendants be sentenced to long prison terms, while the Defence of the first defendant believed that he should be acquitted.
The retrial of Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic, who are charged with genocide committed in Srebrenica in July 1995, begins with presentation of introductory arguments by the State Prosecution and Defence.
The presentation of appeals of the verdict against Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic has been postponed because the Defence has asked judge Hilmo Vucinic, a member of the Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to recuse himself.
During six months of evidence presentation the Defence of Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic sought to prove that the indictees did not participate in the genocide. The Defence also questioned the number of Srebrenica residents who were killed in Kravica.
Robert Alexander Franken, former Commander of the Dutch Battalion stationed in Srebrenica in July 1995, failed to appear at the District Court in The Hague, where he was supposed to testify, via video link, at the trial against Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic.